Permits for the Boston College bald eagle

Zack Sampson filed this request with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5 of the United States of America .
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From: Zack Sampson

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All permits for the bald eagle that serves as a live mascot for Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. It is cared for by Zoo New England.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Zack Sampson

From: Defilippo, MaryLou

Do you have a telephone number we can call you at?

From: Zack Sampson

Hi MaryLou,

Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time in the next few days. Is there any way we can sort it out through email?

Thanks for getting back so quickly.

Zack

From: Defilippo, MaryLou

We have a few things to tell you about that may quicken this particular
FOIA and the process. It won't take long, and it's our Migratory Birds
Dept. that wants to speak with you. I truly can save both of us some time
if you can speak on the phone with regard to some issues.

From: Zack Sampson

Ok, thanks. I can give a call later this morning or in the early afternoon. What number should I call?

Best,
Zack

From: Defilippo, MaryLou

Her name is Valerie Slocumb in Migratory Birds. Her direct line is
413-253-8541.

MaryLou

From: Slocumb, Valerie

Hi Mr. Sampson,
Since you do not have much time and I do not want to delay the processing
of your request, let me just inform you that, the R5 Migratory Bird Permit
Office (MBPO) does not have any responsive records to your request;
therefore, I am suggesting that you withdraw your FOIA request. The permit
in question is not issued by this office. Your FOIA request should be
addressed to USFWS-MBPO-R3. Please simply respond to this email with a cc
to MaryLou_Defilippo@fws.gov if you concur with the withdral.
Thanks

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Defilippo, MaryLou <marylou_defilippo@fws.gov>
Date: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: Follow up to Freedom of Information Request: Permits for the
Boston College bald eagle
To: requests@muckrock.com
Cc: Valerie Slocumb <Valerie_Slocumb@fws.gov>

Her name is Valerie Slocumb in Migratory Birds. Her direct line is
413-253-8541.

MaryLou

On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM, <requests@muckrock.com>wrote:

>
> September 25, 2013
> U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5
> MaryLou DeFilippo, FOIA Coordinator
> Ecological Services
> 300 Westgate Drive
> Hadley, MA 01035
>
> This is a follow up to a previous request:
>
>
>
> Ok, thanks. I can give a call later this morning or in the early
> afternoon. What number should I call?
>
> Best,
> Zack
>
> ---
>
> On Sept. 24, 2013:
>
> We have a few things to tell you about that may quicken this particular
> FOIA and the process. It won't take long, and it's our Migratory Birds
> Dept. that wants to speak with you. I truly can save both of us some time
> if you can speak on the phone with regard to some issues.
>
> ---
>
> On Sept. 24, 2013:
>
> Hi MaryLou,
>
> Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time in the next few days. Is there
> any way we can sort it out through email?
>
> Thanks for getting back so quickly.
>
> Zack
>
> ---
>
> On Sept. 24, 2013:
>
> Do you have a telephone number we can call you at?
>
> ---
>
> On Sept. 24, 2013:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
> the following records:
>
> All permits for the bald eagle that serves as a live mascot for Boston
> College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. It is cared for by Zoo New England.
>
> I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
> request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made
> available to the general public free of charge as part of the public
> information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the
> news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for
> commercial usage.
>
> In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would
> inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would
> prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available
> or CD-ROM if not.
>
> Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
> look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business
> days, as the statute requires.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Zack Sampson
>
> Filed via MuckRock.com
> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>
> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
> MuckRock News
> DEPT MR 6832
> PO Box 55819
> Boston, MA 02205-5819
>
> PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
> be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
>
>
>
>
>
>

--
MaryLou DeFilippo
FOIA Coordinator/External Affairs Secretary
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
Phone: 413-253-8561
E-Mail: MaryLou_Defilippo@fws.gov

--
Valerie Slocumb
Chief, Permits Branch
Budget Analyst, Migratory Birds
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Migratory Birds
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
(413)253-8541ph (413)253-8424 fax

*Please visit our website at www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/mbpermits.html to
download all applications, annual reports and other useful forms and
information regarding migratory bird permits.*
*
*
This transmission, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the
intended recipient(s) or entity named above and may contain confidential
and privileged information. If you received this and are not the intended
recipient(s), you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
unauthorized distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the
contents of this information is prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please immediately contact the sender as indicated
above to arrange the proper handling of the information.

From: Slocumb, Valerie

Hi Zack,
I got your voicemail message. To answer your question, I do not believe
there is any thing wrong with your request, it just needs to go to the
correct office who can provide you with the information. I am in the
office until 2pm EST today if you would like to give me a call please do so
before 11am as I have a meeting 1-2.
Thanks

--
Valerie Slocumb
Chief, Permits Branch
Budget Analyst, Migratory Birds
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Migratory Birds
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
(413)253-8541ph (413)253-8424 fax

*Please visit our website at www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/mbpermits.html to
download all applications, annual reports and other useful forms and
information regarding migratory bird permits.*
*
*
This transmission, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the
intended recipient(s) or entity named above and may contain confidential
and privileged information. If you received this and are not the intended
recipient(s), you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
unauthorized distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the
contents of this information is prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please immediately contact the sender as indicated
above to arrange the proper handling of the information.

From: Zack Sampson

Hello,

Thanks for all your help.

I'd like to withdraw my request, please. I'm going to refile it with the correct office.

Zack

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 24, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Slocumb, Valerie

As per the attached email string you provided, there is no request pending
in this office, therefore, we will not be following up. This appears to be
an generic auto-generated request. No further response will be provided to
future emails.

--
Valerie Slocumb
Chief, Permits Branch
Budget Analyst, Migratory Birds
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Migratory Birds
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
(413)253-8541ph (413)253-8424 fax

*Please visit our website at www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/mbpermits.html to
download all applications, annual reports and other useful forms and
information regarding migratory bird permits.*
*
*
This transmission, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the
intended recipient(s) or entity named above and may contain confidential
and privileged information. If you received this and are not the intended
recipient(s), you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying,
unauthorized distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the
contents of this information is prohibited. If you have received this
transmission in error, please immediately contact the sender as indicated
above to arrange the proper handling of the information.

From: Defilippo, MaryLou

As it reads in the e-mail, you withdrew this request. We mentioned that we
do not have the information you are looking for. You would have to FOIA
the region that does.

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